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Outdoors

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Landowners looking to enroll in the Pennsylvania Game Commission Deer Management Assistance Program designed to help landowners manage deer on their properties, have until June 12 to mail an application to the appropriate PGC Region Office. Applications will be accepted by U.S. mail only, as postmarks will be required to establish processing priorities.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Special to the TIMES NEWS Learning how to properly and safely shoot firearms is one of the many outdoors-related activities women can experience during the National Wild Turkey Federation's Women in the Outdoors event at Ontelaunee Rod & Gun Club on June 12.

NEW TRIPOLI When it comes to the outdoors, one of the obstacles that can often keep women from enjoying sports such as hunting, archery and fishing is that they don't have a family member or mentor to help get them started. The fact of the matter is, it's always easier to learn a new pursuit when you have a caring, experienced teacher to guide you.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

SUMMIT STATION – Although pickup trucks – rather than ox-drawn wagons will be used for transportation, for the next 10 days, a portion of southern Schuylkill County will return some 200 years back in time for the Eastern Pennsylvania Rendezvous and Muzzleloader Shoot at Blue Ridge Rifles Muzzleloader Club.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

National Fishing and Boating Week will be celebrated with a Water Safety Festival, Saturday, June 12, at the Dry Brooks Day Use Area of Blue Marsh Lake, located off Route 183, Bernville.

Organized by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and other organizations, activities will be held beginning at noon and are scheduled to conclude at 5 p.m. In addition to celebrating National Fishing and Boating Week, the date is also National Marina Day and National Get Outdoors Day.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

HARRISBURG – This is clearly a year of change so far as the 2010-11 hunting seasons approved by the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners at its quarterly meeting Tuesday, April 20.

Drawing the most attention of sportsmen are the changes to the deer and black bear season, but changes have also been made for small game hunting and the fall turkey and spring gobbler seasons. In addition, preliminary approval was given to the long-rumored Wild Pheasant Recovery Area for the Hegins Valley area of western Schuylkill County.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

"Summer DiscoverE Day Camps" designed to help children between the ages of 4-13 learn about the natural world with programs designed to allow them to explore the environment with other children of the same age and abilities will be held this summer at Beltzville State Park, Lehighton.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

To enable Pennsylvania Game Commission staff to act expeditiously to acquire lands, waters, oil, gas and minerals rights, the board of game commissioners gave final approval at Tuesday's quarterly meeting to a regulatory change to delegate certain powers to the agency's executive director.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

HARRISBURG – At Tuesday's quarterly meeting of the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners to set seasons and bag limits for the 2010-11 hunting seasons, public opinion weighed heavily over the research and recommendations of the agency's biologists and game-management personnel when by a 6-2 vote the number of days to hunt doe in four wildlife management units was reduced and the allocation of antlerless tags was arbitrarily reduced by 32,200 in seven WMUs.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

A Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Basic Boating Course for operators of boats with outboards of 25 hp or greater and personal watercraft born on or after January 1, 1982, will be presented free of charge at Beltzville State Park, Tuesday, March 30, and Thursday, April 1, from 6-10 p.m. each night.

All participants must pre-register by calling the state park at 610-377-0045 and must attend both sessions. This course is designed to supply boaters with practical information so they can make better informed decisions on the water.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

MIDDLETOWN – For those who fish the waters in the Southeast Region of Pennsylvania, the wait is almost over.

Again this year, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will have an early opener for the trout season in the region, with the action getting underway Saturday, April 3, at 8 a.m. Two weeks later, the statewide season opens Saturday, April 17, at 8 a.m.

Recently appointed PFBC executive director John Arway, a lifelong angler, considers – as do many native Pennsylvanians the opening day of trout as a holiday. That is especially so when making the day a family event.